Light Exercise Improves Memory

Anyone over 50 usually notices their memory isn’t what it used to be. However, research has recently found that just 10 minutes of light exercise can help improve memory.  Memory loss is not uncommon for older adults and its one of the first symptoms of aging noticed. We enter a room and realize we forgot [. . . more]

High Protein Diets May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s

A new Australian study reveals that eating a diet high in protein may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, was conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University’s School of Medical and Health Sciences near Perth, Australia. Researchers looked at the diets of [. . . more]

Breast Cancer Survivors Improve Cognition with Exercise

A pilot study was recently published which claims that increased physical activity helped boost breast cancer survivors’ memory and cognitive function. It’s known that increased physical activity improves cognition in cognitively impaired or even healthy adults, but the benefits for cancer survivors were undetermined. Many breast cancer survivors report poor memory or reduced ability to [. . . more]

Physical Fitness Lowers Risk of Dementia

Health experts agree that lifestyle plays an important role in whether or not a person develops dementia. Two recent scientific studies further support evidence that living a healthy, active life and being physically fit can reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life. An English study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics [. . . more]

Canadian Maple Syrup IS Healthier Than Other Sweeteners

Ask any North American to tell you their favourite topping for pancakes or waffles and very likely they’ll say pure Canadian maple syrup. Sought after worldwide for its distinctive and delicious flavour, pure Canadian maple syrup is also good for those not on sugar-reduced diets. Now there is even more good news and good reason [. . . more]

Foods That Promote Healthy Aging

We all want to age healthfully and gracefully and there are certain lifestyle choices, including diet, that can help us reach that goal. Foods that are rich in certain nutrients and vitamins help to keep our bodies healthy on the inside and also promote longevity and youthfulness in our outer appearance. Berries are high in [. . . more]

Curcumin Improves Memory and Mood

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, consuming a certain kind of curcumin daily improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss. Curcumin, the compound in turmeric that gives curry its yellow colour, is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This new study [. . . more]

Obesity Increases Risk of Developing Dementia

According to recent research, having a higher BMI (Body Mass Index) may increase the risk of developing dementia later in life. The study, published in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Journal in November 2017, analyzed data from 1,349,857 dementia-free adults living in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Sweden and Finland and determined that those with [. . . more]

Sleep Apnea Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common but serious chronic condition associated with snoring that increases your risk for cardiovascular conditions and other illnesses and is a major cause of daytime fatigue. OSA is frequently associated with obesity or overweight, but can occur in people of any weight at any age. It causes you to [. . . more]

Aerobic Exercise Can Increase Brain Size

In a new study, researchers from Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine at Western Sydney University and the Division of Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Manchester in the UK examined the effects of aerobic exercise on the brain. Their study showed that aerobic exercise increased the size of the left region of [. . . more]